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Vatican establishes diplomatic relations with Mauritania

December 9, 2016. The Vatican will establish diplomatic relations with Mauritania. This African country is an Islamic Republic extremely hostile towards Christians.
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Vatican launches new website for the Protection of Minors from sex abuse

December 6, 2016. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has launched a website to provide the public with information about their mission: "the effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development.”
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These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.

Vatican gets ready to celebrate feast day of pope John XXIII

2011-06-02

The late pope also created a department within the Vatican to improve the relationship among different Christian denominations. It was a move that quickly improved the relationship between Catholics and other Christians.

John XXIII is also remembered for the role he played during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He publically denounced the violence and pleaded with world leaders to promote peace.

In 1881, Pope John XXII was born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in a small country near Bergamo, Italy. He only served as pontiff for five years but the changes he made in the Church are still seen to this day.


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